December is always magical, but it was even more magical with our little sprout. We started December with a Christmas party hosted by one of my mom's cancer patients. She got quite a few businesses in a shopping center to participate so it was quite fun. We went 'ice fishing,' visited Santa, met Nutcracker characters, met Dasher the reindeer, wrote Christmas cards to our troops overseas, and enjoyed hot chocolate and apple cider.
|C.G. chilling with Santa.|
|Taking it all in.|
|The lovely Dasher.|
|He can very clumsily grab things...such as ewoks.|
|(Blogger insisted on loading this sideways.)|
This is how he used to comfort himself,
but he has since discovered his thumb.
|His bouncer from Granty Patti.|
He's enamored with his elephant.
|Mickey from Grandma and Grandpa Holdaway.|
|They don't look like good friends, but they are.|
|He was confused about what|
you do with a stocking.
|Now he's figured it out.|
|We bought him because he looks like Hobbes.|
|Sporting some new clothes from Gammy Earls.|
|Caleb with his loot.|
|The tradition of freezing our pants off while the kids hit the pinata.|
|Sporting their wigs.|
|Wigs AND hats. My, oh my.|
|Proud wig wearers.|
|Less proud wig wearers.|
|My favorite wig wearer.|
|The most natural looking wig wearer.|
|Between this girl and her mom I hardly ever saw my baby.|
December was a good month, and now that Christmas is done I'm ready for the spring. Here are my closing notes for the month inspired by one of my all-time favorite books Anne of the Island:
"I love [him] best when [he's] asleep...
...and even more when [he's] awake."
Again, Happy New Year!